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Official visit of Dr Moeti to Centre for Disease Control

The WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti paid an official visit to the Centres for Disease Control in Atlanta, USA. She was met on arrival by Dr Tom Frieden and other senior executives of the CDC.
Their discussions focused on further strengthening collaboration between both organisations towards health development in Africa. Dr Moeti was accompanied by Dr Soce Fall, Director of Health Security and Emergencies. Dr Felicitas Zawaira, Director of Family and Reproductive Health and Dr Jean-Bosco Ndihokubwayo, Regional Advisor for Laboratories.

WHO Director General Calls for Prompt Response to Humanitarian Crisis in Southern Af...

WHO Director General Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland on Tuesday in Harare appealed to donor governments and external sources of assistance to respond "promptly and generously " to the humanitarian crisis facing southern Africa.

"People's survival and sustainable development are at stake. Our actions today have the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives, and to shape the future of this sub-region," Dr Brundtland said.

Special Ministerial Meeting on Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa Accra, Ghana, 2 - ...

In an effort to interrupt further spread of the Ebola virus in the shortest possible time, the World Health Organization convened a special meeting of Ministers of Health of eleven (11) countries and partners involved in the Ebola outbreak response in Accra, Ghana from 2-3 July 2014 to discuss the best way of tackling the crisis collectively as well as develop a comprehensive inter country operational response plan


3rd Meeting on African Surveillance Informatics Governance Board (ASIGB)

Implementation of eSurveillance in the context of Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response is the foundation for the monitoring of the health situations and assessment of trends for decision making.

16-18 July 2015, Cape Town, South Africa

Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) is a comprehensive, evidence-based strategy for strengthening national public health surveillance and response in the African Region linking community, health facility, district and national levels.